Thuvaram Paruppu Sadham Recipe

Thuvaram Paruppu Sadham Recipe-With Mann Katti Thuvarai & Thanga Samba Rice

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Thuvaram Paruppu Sadham Recipe

Thuvaram Paruppu Sadham Recipe made with the traditional thanga samba rice and Mann Katti thuvarai. Thanga samba is a native traditional rice variant which is not polished but white in colour. This is our favourite with idly/dosa too. If you are looking to replace your refined/polished white rice you can use variants like Thanga Samba, Garudan Samba, Thooyamalli and Kichili Samba. For idly or dosa just use 4:1 ratio. You can get crispy dosa and fluffy idlies too.

Thuvaram Paruppu Sadham Recipe

If your family is reluctant to choose a native rice variant because they are non- white prefer thanga samba. You can get the nutrients without compromise in taste and appearance. The toor dhal rice/thuvaram paruppu sadham is our family traditional recipe and I just have replaced with thanga samba rice and man Katti thuvarai. I have done a complete video to give a clear understanding of these traditional rice varieties. Please check below

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What is Thanga Samba Rice?

A traditional rice variety which is white in colour and takes 130 days for cultivation. The name comes from its gold-like appearance when sun-dried. There are certain references which claim that intake of thanga samba rice can add shine to your skin and it has anti-ageing properties. It is said to strengthen your body and also helps in improved longevity.

Thuvaram Paruppu Sadham Recipe


Thuvaram Paruppu Sadham Recipe

Serves 2-3


  • Thanga Samba Arisi-1 cup
  • Mann Katti Thuvarai-1/2 cup
  • Garlic-8
  • Shallots-10
  • Tamarind extract -1/2 cup
  • Water-2 cups
  • Red Chilly-3
  • Coconut -1/4 cup grated
  • Cumin seeds-1/4 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-A pinch
  • Salt-To taste
  • Oil-To cook


1.Measure and keep all the ingredients ready.

Toor Dhal Rice

2.Wash rice and dhal and soak them for 20 minutes in warm water

Toor Dhal Rice


3.In a pressure cooker add 1 tsp of oil and add mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves. Let them splutter and now add red chilly and saute garlic and shallots. When they turn translucent add turmeric powder, rice, dhal and salt. Mix well with tamarind extract and water.

Toor Dhal Rice


  1. Finally, add coconut+cumin paste.

  2. Pressure cook in medium flame for 3-5 whistles. Toor dhal rice is ready (after the pressure gets released)

Toor Dhal Rice

5.Serve it with vadagam. You can add the tempering finally with onion vadagams

Thuvaram Paruppu Sadham Recipe

Let’s see what is Mann kattu thuvarai/ Mann Katti Thuvarai.

This is an ancient technique used to treat and store pigeon peas. Now the pulses are treated in machinery with adulterated oils and all the nutrients are almost nullified. But with Mann kattu thuvarai the nutrients are retained and this acts a natural way avoiding the rotting of the pulse. The dhal is mixed with soil and allowed to get soaked. The process is repeated for 5 times overnight and then allowed to dry in sunlight the next day. The soil isn’t any normal soil. The soil is “Putru Manal”. The famous Tamil literature Kurunthogai has a mention of the aroma involved in this process

“செம்மண் வாசனையும் காந்தள் வாசனையும் இணைந்து இணைந்து துவரை மணிகள் செங்காந்தள் மலரின் வாசனையாக மீளும்”

The flavour is completely different and the nutrients are locked inside. No polishing is done. It is very safe for daily consumption. If you read about the adulteration done in toor dhal processing I am sure you wouldn’t buy them anymore. You would love to switch to mann kattu thuvarai.

Thuvaram Paruppu Sadham Recipe

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These rice varieties are costly. Are they worth it?

This is a very common question to me every time I post a traditional rice recipe. With the refined/processed / Genetically modified foods we have invited and open to doors to all chronic lifestyle diseases to our generation. If we would want to reverse this and live healthily we ought to make this switch of bidding bye to unhealthy whites and embracing these forgotten traditional rice varieties. A friend said to me this, ” Kalyani I am happy to invest in these traditional rice varieties rather than spending lakhs to recover from these lifestyle diseases”. I give the same as the answer. I see this cost and all my efforts as an investment to good health for me and my future generation. The call is yours, my dear reader.

Thuvaram Paruppu Sadham Recipe


How to store these rice varieties?

These indigenous rice varieties don’t need fertilizers or chemicals to grow. So you have to store carefully to avoid any bugs. You can buy two or three varieties every month in minimal quantity and try. Prefer using red chillies and vasambu or bay leaves inside open packets. If you buy in large quantities please freeze them and used dried neem leaves in the container.

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